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Old 11-04-2003, 08:33 PM   #1
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apt-get on slackware

I can't get any of the .deb or .rpm packages to install on slackware. kpackage doesn't do anything when I use it and rpm complains about not having many many libraries.

Is there a way to get apt-get and synaptic installed under Slackware 9?
Old 11-04-2003, 08:37 PM   #2
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I don't think Slack can use apt.
RPM's need to be converted to TGZ's AFAIK so it wouldn't be much of a gain to you
even if you get apt4rpm/synaptic up.
Old 11-04-2003, 09:10 PM   #3
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if you are using Slackware 9.1...on the second CD in the extra directory i think?? there is a 'slackpkg' app which has some similarities to apt-get.

to install 'slackpkg' from your cd you would do:

installpkg /mnt/cdrom/extras/slackpkg.........blah blah blah

it's on the second install cd, i can't remember the exact directory. also check the readme on how to use it. i use it quite a bit...saves time searching a cdrom.
Old 11-05-2003, 02:08 PM   #4
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is there a gui for slackpkg?
Old 11-05-2003, 02:18 PM   #5
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hey, I suggest you to use slapt-get... you can download it in (I hope you know this site). Slapt-get is now compatible with linuxpackages... good, very good if you don't wanna download packages and install'em by yourself


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